Farm Day in the City comes to Island capital

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Farm Day in the City will once again take over the streets of downtown Charlottetown for the grand finale to the month-long Fall Flavours Festival.

On Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the free open-air market will close down part of Queen Street (between Grafton and Dorchester) to vehicle traffic and bring the country to the city. 

This year, Farm Day in the City will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Meeting of the Fathers of Confederation by taking visitors back to the Old Country Fair.

“Come to the largest open air market on the Island to step back in time to the old country fair to celebrate the bounty from local farmers, artisans, crafters and exhibitors,” said Christina MacLeod, Interim Executive Director for Discover Charlottetown. 

The not‐for‐profit event is organized by Discover Charlottetown and numerous government agencies, Music PEI, the agriculture and art communities, and Bernardin, the title sponsor.

“Our government is pleased to support Discover Charlottetown in helping to promote the city as a top tourism destination, through various efforts including the Fall Flavours Festival signature event, Farm Day in the City,” said Island MP Gail Shea. “This final event in the Fall Flavours calendar is an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to experience Prince Edward Island’s rich agriculture and agri-food sectors first-hand, and to enjoy some great Island hospitality and entertainment.”

Ottawa chipped in $32,650 through ACOA’s Business Development Program.

“Farm Day in the city has emerged as one of the most highly attended and enjoyed events during the annual Fall Flavours Festival,” said Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

The event hosts more than 75 vendors, producers, and exhibitors, and includes live music, a petting zoo, children’s activities, face painting, and more.

The live music will be provided by Island musicians: Katy McGarry, Barry O’Brien, Teresa Doyle and Patrick Bunston, Amy and Rachel Beck, Treble with Girls, Johnny Ross and Peggy Clinton, Jordan Cameron and Haunted Hearts.

“Music PEI is very honoured to partner once again with Farm Day in the City and program the music for the event. It is another great opportunity for our members perform and showcase to a wide audience,” said Executive Director Rob Oakie.

For a schedule of events or to learn more about Farm Day in the City visit

www.DiscoverCharlottetown.com/FarmDay.

 

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Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Queen Street, Ottawa

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